Brewery News

  • Revenge-of-the-Geek-1.0 Blue Bee Brewery - Firstly we were really pleased to win two awards back in October at Huddersfield Beer Festival. We won gold in the strong bitter category for Attack of the Geek 6.0% which also just missed out at Sheffield Beer Festival coming second in the same category as well as this Ginger Beer 4.5% came third in the speciality category at Huddersfield.
  • ABBEYDALE RESOLUTION Abbeydale Brewery - Well I can't believe it's coming round to the festive time of the year already, we would like to wish everybody Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And what a year it has been! So much we could talk about, but firstly lets talk about our two pubs!
  • FUGGLE BUNNY C8 JAMMY DODGER Fuggle Bunny Brewhouse - Fuggle Bunny is pleased to announce their latest beer Chapter 8 - Jammy Dodger 4.5% ruby red ale won silver in the Best Bitter Category at the CAMRA Steel City Beer & Cider Festival at Kelham Island Museum in October 2015. The Bunny is well Hoppy... :)
  • fanshaweblonde Drone Valley Brewery - The Drone Valley Brewery cuckoo brewed its third beer in time for the Chesterfield Market Beer Festival. This was Fanshaw Blonde at 4.8% ABV. The beer proved to be very popular both at the festival and at several local hostelries.
  • Stancill Movember Stancill Brewery - Stancill Brewery supported Movember, the charity event promoting awareness of Testicular cancer where during November gents across the UK grow a frankly ludicrous moustache, with a dark, creamy and sweet 5% ABV Stout.
  • Nightingale Welbeck Abbey Brewery - There are three monthly specials released in November. Nightingale, an English IPA brewed with Goldings and UK Cascade at 5.5% is a celebration of English hops and traditional brewing. Golden and well-rounded this is a great expression of English hops and barley malt, taking its name from one of Welbeck’s cropfields.
  • Archer Ale Acorn Brewery - Acorn's seasonal collection for December are: Acorn-Cracker Cracker abv 4.1%: Brewed with Maris Otter Pale Ale malt for a light straw coloured beer. First Gold and Cascade hops impart a Lemon and grapefruit hop aroma.
  • Hopjacker - Hopjacker have brewed their first beer on site at the Dronfield Arms and on the Saturday prior to it appearing at the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival there was a brewery launch at the Dronfield Arms, with local MP Natascha Engel (pictured with pub manager and brewer Edd Entwistle) declaring the brewery open and […]
  • BGold Abbeydale Brewery - Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who came down to our festival at the Devonshire Cat in early October! It was a brilliant festival atmosphere with loads of tasty Brit-hopped beers being drunk and some great local live acts which got everyone on their feet. We also raised over £200 for Blind Veterans UK. […]
  • cropped-dronevalleybrewery-logo Drone Valley Community Brewery - The community benefit society Drone Valley Brewery is making good progress, having secured a home to brew in. A unit in Unstone (S18) is now under refurbishment. Fittingly, it sits right by the River Drone. The brewing kit has been delivered and is awaiting installation. Members of the society and any other interested folk are invited […]

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Below is a guide to beer events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next month or two. Whilst we believe the information is correct at time of going to press, we advise checking direct with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys.Latest listings of CAMRA organised beer festivals can be found at www.camra.org.uk and a guide to commercial festivals and pub events can be found online at www.aletalk.co.uk.

Star Inn, Huddersfield

Wed 25 – Sun 29 Nov

A legendary festival on the ticking circuit that takes place in a marquee behind the pub with loads of great and unusual beers and ciders on the festival bar. The pub is slightly outside of the town centre at Folly Hall, walkable from both Lockwood and Huddersfield stations on the Sheffield-Huddersfield via Penistone line.

Shakespeare’s Autumn Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 25 – Sun 29 Nov

The usual format with the additional bar upstairs in the games room. The festival will feature 30 new and rare cask beers from across the UK  and 10 guest craft keg beers over the weekend. There will also be ten real ciders available throughout the festival and live music from rawk n rollers Roaming Son, The Black Thunder Revue and The Fargo Railway Company on the Saturday night. Shakespeare’s is on Gibraltar Street, served by buses 57,61,62,81,82,85 and 86.

On the Edge – 9 Pin #3

Fri 11 Dec

A now regular event hosted by this Nano-Brewery featuring a pin of 9 different one off beers they have brewed. Once they’ve gone they’ve gone! The venue is the Old Junior School on South View Road, Nether Edge and the event is open from 6pm until the beer is gone. Live music will also feature and snacks will  be available to buy at the venue, where there will be a little bit of a festive theme!

Manchester CAMRA

Wed 20 – Sat 23 Jan

Another new venue for Manchester’s annual winter beer & cider festival – Manchester Central exhibition hall, a former railway station with a grand barrelled roof! The festival will feature over 500 of the finest beers, ciders and perries. They’ll be selecting the very best  beers from the UKs burgeoning craft beer brewery scene alongside a massive range of traditional ciders & perries. The Bière Sans Frontières bars will bring an even larger range of draught and bottled beers from innovative & exciting breweries around the world.

The festival opens from 4pm on the Wednesday then midday the rest of the week. Closing time is 10:30pm Wednesday to Friday and 7pm Saturday. CAMRA members enjoy free entry on Wednesday and Thursday, discounted entry Friday and Saturday.

Deansgate railway station and Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop are close to the venue, from Sheffield change trains at Manchester Piccadilly for a local train or tram to Deansgate.

More info: mancbeerfest.uk

CAMRA’s National Winter Ales Festival

Wed 17 – Sat 20 Feb

The National Winter Ales Festival is back in Derby for 2016, again at Derby College’s Roundhouse campus.

It’s a beautiful and magnificent series of truly iconic buildings that have a world-renowned status in railway history. The Roundhouse is the World’s Oldest Roundhouse built in 1839, following £48 million renovation, it has been returned to its former glory with original features restored and complemented by dazzling new artworks. This stunning Grade II* listed building opened its doors in late 2009 and has already played host to a wide range of prestigious corporate events. It was originally developed in 1839 by four rival rail companies, including North Midland Railway (NMR) for whom George Stephenson and his son Robert were engineers.

‘The Roundhouse’, being circular, will have stillage all around it, serving real ale, cider, perry, continental beer and mead. There is a corridor leading to another stillaged area known as ‘The Carriage Shop Theatre’ which will include the Champion Winter Beer of Britain beers to be judged in the 4 style categories. A range of fantastic live bands will be entertaining us in an additional marquee.

The venue is right next to Derby railway station (use the Pride Park exit at the rear rather than the main concourse exit), fast trains run from Sheffield up to 4 times an hour with a journey time of about 35 minutes.

The festival is open 4pm to 11pm on the Wednesday and 11am to 11pm Thursday to Saturday. More info: www.nwaf.org.uk.



  • DEV CAT BW EXT Pub of the Month November 2015 - The Devonshire Cat has been a well known Sheffield ale house for as long as I’ve been drinking in Sheffield, however in January last year it was taken over by Abbeydale Brewery and had a new lease of life breathed into it.  Its 12 handpumps always include Moonshine, Deception, Absolution, Dev Cat Bitter  and Dev Cat […]
  • Cider Pub of the Year - The 2016 CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year competition has now opened for nominations. Anyone in Sheffield can nominate Sheffield pubs that promote real cider and sell a good quality range, the deadline to nominate pubs is 30th November and this can be done online by logging on to www.camra.org.uk/cider-poty-nominations.
  • Shakespeares POTM sep 2015 Shakespeare’s, Gibralter Street - Shakespeare’s on Gibralter Street were presented with their Pub of the Month Winners’ certificate on the 8th September by Sheffield CAMRA Vice Chairman and beer festival organiser Louise Singleton. The presentation night was made into ‘a bit of a do’ with a huge choice of great beers, buffet and entertainment.
  • Cremorne POTMJUL15 by JB Photo gallery - We recently presented Pub of the Month to the Cremorne on London Road and District Pub of the Year to the Anglers Rest at Millers Dale.
  • IMG_0960 Pub of the Year 2015 - At the recent branch AGM, the winners of our Pub and Club of the Year competitions were announced by outgoing branch Chairman Alan Gibbons.
  • IMG_6056 National Club of the Year - CAMRA recently announced the winner of their National Club of the Year Competition as Wortley Men's Club, which beat off competition from over 28,000 clubs nationwide.
  • Exposed Awards - Exposed Magazine presented their Sheffield awards on the 12th March and a number of real ale outlets won awards. ‘Best Traditional Pub’ went to the Fat Cat, ‘Best New Bar’ went to the Beer House Micropub, ‘Best New Restaurant’ went to Anchorage. Best local Brewery was awarded to Kelham Island Brewery.
  • Steel City Beer Awards - Several teams of judges blind tasted all the beers in the festival by category on the opening night. The category winners were then judged against one another to produce an overall winner.
  • OffLicenceNewsAwards Best beer off in the North! - The country’s best beer retailers were honoured at the inaugural Celebrate British beer Awards held at the House of Commons last night.
  • POTS WINTER14-15 MINERS ARMS HUNDALL Pub of the Season Winter 2014/15 - Our Dronfield & District sub branch have voted the Miners Arms at Hundall as the winner of their Winter Pub of the Season award.

Shop News

  • Hop Hideout - Abbeydale’s award winning specialist beer shop Hop Hideout launched their Tasting Room in August, enabling customers to sit in the intimate space and enjoy the wide range of bottled beers and ciders on offer from across the globe. The Tasting Room will be open from noon to close, Tuesday to Sunday and in addition to […]
  • mitchells-virtual-tour Focus on…. Mitchell’s Wines - Dennis Mitchell opened his butchers shop at Meadowhead in 1935 to service the new build residential area of Meadowhead and Norton. In 1963 the shop was enlarged to create an off-licence section or beer off as they were then known.
  • IMG_20150410_105919 Hop Hideout expands - After 16 months trading within Vintedge on Abbeydale Road, the award winning Hop Hideout has moved location to an independent neighbouring shop at 448 Abbeydale Road; nestled alongside the original unit in the Antiques Quarter.
  • OffLicenceNewsAwards Best beer off in the North! - The country’s best beer retailers were honoured at the inaugural Celebrate British beer Awards held at the House of Commons last night.
  • DSCF1873 The Beer Stop @ Dronfield - In addition to a number of very good pubs, a new craft beer off licence has opened in Dronfield in December
  • beer-central sds proper logo Beer Central celebrates first anniversary - “The bells were ringing in Beer Central last month as they celebrated their first birthday on the 25th November.
  • HopHideout Hop Hideout celebrates first birthday - Sheffield based specialist beer shop, Hop Hideout, is celebrating its first anniversary after opening its doors in November last year.
  • DSC_0494 Beer Central - Beer Central have just celebrated their first six months of trading down in the Moor Market and continue to sell an excellent range of bottles, cans, mini-kegs and gift boxes.
  • img_2604 New Sheffield beer shops - StarmoreBoss (above) is a new boutique and bespoke off-license retailing specialist quality wine, craft beer and intriguing spirits.

Pub News

  • 12091395_10153840269353738_8569217261666106210_o Pioneer Club - The Pioneer Club in Coal Aston is under the new management of Anthony Hutchinson, who also runs the Royal Oak and Cross Daggers pubs in Coal Aston village. The club is in the more suburban part of Coal Aston, a short distance from Dronfield station set back near the shops on Stonelow Road. Bus 44 will drop you on the main road
  • FullSizeRender Portland House - Welbeck Abbey Brewery's new micropub is now open at 286 Ecclesall Road in the unit previously occupied by a Cooplands sandwich shop.
  • White Hart, St Philips Road - Paddy Moloney, the landlord of the White Hart on St Philips Road (S3 7JS), has announced that real ale is now available there. The initial beer range is from Bradfield and Stancill breweries although Paddy is open to customer suggestions for which beers they may enjoy. The White Hart is just a few minutes walk […]
  • P1030240 Mount Pleasant - Landlord Stuart Burrows and daughter Anwen were presented with our October Pub of the Month award, as voted for by our members. Stuart has run this unspoilt traditional local for 23 years now and takes great pride in the quality of his beer!
  • Wisewood Inn - Back in September the sale of the Wisewood Inn on the Loxley Road was completed to a group of local business men, who have spent several weeks renovating the whole building. I have been brought in along with my team to help get the pub of the ground, reopening on the 14th October. The new look Wisewood is […]
  • Angel spinkhill bar Angel, Spinkhill - Last year, the Angel Spinkhill Community Interest Company (CIC) concluded the sale of The Angel, to Chris and Jean Norfolk. Chris is a successful and experienced local restaurateur who the CIC believe has the vision and expertise to take The Angel forward as a thriving pub/restaurant. In January 2014, North East Derbyshire District Council refused […]
  • P1030215 The Ship Inn reopens - The iconic Ship Inn in the Kelham Island quarter of Sheffield opened her two hundred year old doors again in a VIP opening on Thursday 24th September. Guests were awed by the transformation, remarking that The Ship Inn was well and truly ‘back on the Kelham trail’ as they enjoyed local brews in one of the […]
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Altitude(GPS) : N/A Hillsborough Hotel - We’re Back! Ten years ago Tom Delaney managed the Hillsborough Hotel for Andrew & Helen Walker and Brigitte Colwell (now Mrs Delaney) was a member of the team at the time. Brigitte and Tom have now taken over as licensees of the Hillsborough Hotel and long with the new team would like to welcome customers […]
  • NBT new bar Woods New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road - The New Barrack Tavern pub on the city's Penistone Road has new owners. Husband and wife team Kevin and Steph Woods, who have run the pub for 12 years as managers, have bought the business to become independent and totally 'free trade'.
  • RED PUBS MATTER.JPG Pub Preservation Pieces – with Dave Pickersgill - Sheffield and District CAMRA have piloted a national CAMRA scheme which encourages branches to nominate pubs in their area as Assets of Community Value (ACV). We nominated eleven pubs, ten in Sheffield and one in the Derbyshire Dales. Derbyshire Dales have approved our application to list The Red Lion (Litton) as an ACV.

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Inn Brief

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    The Miners Arms at Hundall is now serving all pints of real ale in oversize glasses.……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Re-opening for the Middlewood tavern?

    A developer wants to relaunch the semi-derelict Middlewood Tavern at Oughtibridge as a family pub. Following the floods of 2007, the road towards Oughtibridge collapsed, cutting the pub off from passing trade. It closed shortly afterwards. Proposals from Nico Cebani are being considered by the council. The plans state: “The restored pub will be aimed firmly at families, with a good-sized restaurant where previously there was only a drinking area, and also a dedicated beer garden and play area where parents can supervise children. There is a footbridge that crosses the river immediately over the road from the site, linking the pub to the riverside walk. It would be a wonderful gift to the area, we believe, for users of the riverside walk to be able to refresh themselves at a midway point between Sheffield and Oughtibridge.”


    New Micropub for Broomhill?

    A change of use application has been submitted to the city council to turn the former Knowle’s Emporium shop, on Glossop Road in Broomhill, into what would be Sheffield’s third micropub. Applicant, Edward Finley said the Glossop Road unit was ‘well-positioned’ for people seeking an alternative to the larger pubs in Broomhill. Opening hours would be noon to 11.30pm daily and there will be a focus on real ale.


    Rutland Arms Christmas lights

    The annual party at the Rutland Arms where the Christmas lights in the pub are switched on takes place on Wednesday 2nd December, from 8pm.



Campaign News

  • Vote for your favourite beers! - It’s last calls for CAMRA members to vote for their favourite beers from Yorkshire and the East Midlands to be entered into the Champion Beer of Britain competition. The voting deadline is Sunday 1st November and the vote is conducted online at www.cbobvoting.org.uk, you will need to log in with your membership number and password […]
  • IMG_4666 2 Heritage Open Day pub walk - The September 2015 Heritage Open Days included a short walking tour around some central Sheffield pubs of architectural merit. We started at Fagans and went to the Grapes via a short stop outside the Dog and Partridge. After a refreshment break, we passed Bloo88, The Beehive, The Red Deer and The Bath Hotel before completing […]
  • RED PUBS MATTER.JPG Pub Preservation Pieces – with Dave Pickersgill - Sheffield and District CAMRA have piloted a national CAMRA scheme which encourages branches to nominate pubs in their area as Assets of Community Value (ACV). We nominated eleven pubs, ten in Sheffield and one in the Derbyshire Dales. Derbyshire Dales have approved our application to list The Red Lion (Litton) as an ACV.
  • GBG 2016 COVER Good Beer Guide 2016 - The new edition of the national CAMRA Good Beer Guide book is due to be published this month and is the perfect buy - or Christmas gift for - the person that travels around the UK and wants to know where is recommended for good beer. It features the best pubs in each area, as selected by local CAMRA branches.
  • List Your Local Logo Final (1) Sheffield ACV update - Sheffield and District CAMRA has piloted a national CAMRA scheme which encourages branches to nominate pubs in their area as Assets of Community Value (ACV). The scheme is now open to all CAMRA branches.
  • WhatPub What does the committee pubs officer do? - Sheffield CAMRA's new Pubs Officers, Paul Crofts and Mark Boardley on the challenge of keeping track of Sheffield & District pubs.
  • Brief report from the National CAMRA Members Weekend & AGM - A few of us from Sheffield & District branch spent the weekend in Nottingham for the national CAMRA Members Weekend
  • So what actually is this real ale you talk of and what is CAMRA about? - Real Ale, also known as cask conditioned beer (although is also available from bottles or key-kegs as well as casks!), is traditionally the British way of doing the best, freshest craft beer.
  • New committee, new start - The new Chairman is Andrew Cullen, editor of Beer Matters, and we also welcome some new committee members in the shape of Branch Secretary Sadie Skipworth who has recently moved to Sheffield from Norwich, Beer Festival Organiser Louise Singleton and Pubs Officer Mark Boardley.
  • Science, history and brewing at Kelham Island Industrial Museum - As it was both National Science Week and Sheffield Beer Week, it was appropriate to have a beer-themed Science event at the venue of the Sheffield CAMRA Beer Festival.

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Other News

  • Worksop & Retford Brewery story continues - Local Sheffield CAMRA members, Dave Pickersgill and John Stocks gave an illustrated talk, 'The Worksop and Retford Brewery,' at The Station Hotel, Worksop on Thursday 26th March.
  • beer-master-standing-cropped Win a year’s worth of beer with our “Beer Master’s Tache” competition - This year’s Great British Beer Festival will be hosted by the BEER MASTER, who has used all of his extensive knowledge to select more than 900 of the best beers, ciders and perries from Britain and overseas.
  • DSC_0494 Beer Central - Beer Central have just celebrated their first six months of trading down in the Moor Market and continue to sell an excellent range of bottles, cans, mini-kegs and gift boxes.